Dr. Laghari did his Masters in Chemistry in 1994 and M. Phil in Physical Chemistry in 1997 from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He did his PhD in 2011 from University of Manchester, UK. He started his career as an academician and served as lecturer in Chemistry from 1997 to 1999. He joined Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives (MoPD&SI ) in 1999 as Research Officer. Since then he has been serving at Science & Technology (S&T) Section of MoPD&SI. At the moment he is heading the S&T Section as Chief. He also has additional charge to head Industry & Commerce Section. His experience is diverse as he has remained involved in academic / research oriented career and now contributing for planning and development of higher education, science & technology, industry, commerce and minerals sectors. He has over two decades experience in Planning, Project Appraisal, Monitoring; Development Funding and has remained involved in writing chapters of plans as well as represented MoPD&SI in various technical committees. He is always enthusiastic to discuss ways for realizing potential of Science & Technology, Higher Education and Industry & Commerce for economic development of the country.